H. van Manen / / E. Satie / J. Inger / A. Pärt / M. Ravel / J. Kylián / S. Reich / A. Ekman / M. Karlsson / A. Brun

1st Steps


Ballet evening in three parts

A breathtaking dance piece that confronts our own desires and fears: eight women’s stories of female existence and, in the end, a whirling piece on the nature of beauty. Created to Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and the music of Steve Reich, Erik Satie and others, the choreographies of the 1st Steps show address facets of life that affect us all in the irresistibly thrilling language of dance of Hans van Manen, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián and Alexander Ekman. This September will see the premieres of previous years, Trois Gnossiennes, Falling Angels and Walking Mad, joined by the new production Episode 31, and it is with these masterpieces that the Hungarian National Ballet will be taking its own “first steps” in this season of 2019/2020.


“Walking Mad is an uneasy rethinking of Ravel’s Bolero made all the more surreal by its sultry eroticism. (…) The premiere of this psychologically charged piece performed by Tamás Solymosi’s company exceeded its own limits by a very large measure." (Krisztina Horeczky, Népszabadság online)

“I got the chance to see two different female versions of Falling Angels – and both evenings were marvellously successful.” (Graham Watts, Bachtrack)


Alexander Ekman and Mikael Karlsson are represented by Stepping Grounds Arts/CultureManagement.   www.steppinggrounds.com


Trois Gnossiennes

Ballet in one act

General cast

Solo female
Aliya Tanykpayeva / Cristina Balaban / Lili Felméry
Solo male
Gergely Leblanc / Iurii Kekalo / Mikalai Radziush
Featuring on piano
György Lázár / Başak Dilara Özdemir Lakatos

Credits

Choreographer
Hans van Manen
Composer
Erik Satie
Set designer
Hans van Manen
Costume designer
Hans van Manen / Joop Stokvis
Lighting designer
Jan Hofstra
Répétiteurs
Mária Aradi / Tamás Solymosi
Rehearsals supervised by
Igone de Jongh
Company répétiteurs
Tamás Solymosi / Mária Aradi

Premiere
Oct. 20, 2017

Walking Mad

Ballet in one act

General cast

1st girl
Ágnes Kelemen / Anna Krupp
2nd girl
Lea Földi / Rita Hangya
3rd girl
Cristina Balaban / Jessica Carulla Leon
1st boy
Dmitry Timofeev / Carlos Taravillo Mahillo
2nd boy
Gaetano Cottonaro / Kristóf Morvai
3rd boy
Ricardo Vila M. / Miklós Dávid Kerényi
4th boy
Gergely Leblanc / Boris Myasnikov
5th boy
Iurii Kekalo / Dénes Darab
6th boy
Balázs Majoros / András Rónai

Credits

Choreographer
Johan Inger
Composer
Arvo Pärt / Maurice Ravel
Set and costume designer
Johan Inger
Lighting designer
Erik Berglund
Répétiteur
Carl Inger
Coach and staging ballet master
Yvan Dubreuil
Company répétiteur
Edit Rujsz

Premiere
Sept. 19, 2015

Falling Angels

Ballet in one act

General cast

1st girl
Kristina Starostina / Nika Crnić
2nd girl
Jessica Carulla Leon / Diana Kosyreva
3rd girl
Miyu Takamori / Ildikó Boros
4th girl
Cristina Balaban / Lea Földi
5th girl
Futaba Ishizaki / Emi Uehara
6th girl
Anri Okada / Yuka Asai
7th girl
Anna Krupp / Ágnes Kelemen
8th girl
Yourim Lee / Rita Hangya

Credits

Choreographer
Jiří Kylián
Composer
Steve Reich
Set designer
Jiří Kylián
Costume designer
Joke Visser
Lighting designer
Jiří Kylián
Light realisation
Joop Caboort
Technical adaptation
Joost Biegelaar
Coach and staging ballet master
Roslyn Anderson
Company répétiteur
Edit Rujsz

Premiere
Jan. 29, 2016

Episode 31

Ballet in one act
Hungarian premiere

General cast

Male duet
András Rónai / Balázs Majoros
Girls on pointe
Miyu Takamori / Nika Crnić
Walking men
Iurii Kekalo / Kristóf Morvai
Tapper
Dávid Molnár

Credits

Choreographer
Alexander Ekman
Set designer
Alexander Ekman
Video designer
Alexander Ekman
Composer
Ane Brun / Erik Satie / Mikael Karlsson
Costume designer
Luke Simcock
Lighting designer
Nicole Pearce
Répétiteur
Fernando Troya
Company répétiteur
Marianna Venekei

Premiere
Sept. 6, 2019

Events

2019. September 06., Fri, 19:00
2019. September 07., Sat, 19:00
2019. September 08., Sun, 19:00
2019. September 17., Tue, 19:00
2019. September 18., Wed, 19:00

1st Steps